HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – We've uncovered an up-skirting case at a popular Henrico store. A man, using a mirror, is targeting women at the Target on West Broad Street near Libby Avenue.
Police tell us it happened this past Friday just before 8 p.m. Police tell us it was an employee at the Target store that saw the man trying to get a sneak peek using a mirror. That employee told police and now charges could be filed soon.
Women were in and out of that Target store Wednesday afternoon. Most were completely unaware that a man was seen trying to look up women's skirts there last Friday night.
"That's disgusting," said one woman.
"It's an invasion of privacy," added another. "It makes me kind of disrespect men even more."
The details of this case are shocking. Police tell us a Target store employee saw the suspect use a mirror to look up at least two women's skirts. Knowing that the suspect is still on the loose made some of the women we spoke with laugh nervously.
"I cannot believe that you are serious. Are you serious?" asked one woman. "This has to be a joke!"
Our sources tell us police do have a suspect in this case, but they're not releasing his identity because no official charges have been filed. But we do know a similar situation happened just up the street at the Staples at Willow Lawn earlier this month. That was back on June 7th and while a man was arrested in that case, police won't confirm if he's a suspect in this more recent case. Whoever police are looking for though, these women know how to protect themselves.
"I hope he no come and hunt me because I know what to do with him," said one woman.
"And what would you do?" asked NBC12's Evrod Cassimy.
"I would kick him!" she responded.
We're told the Commonwealth's Attorney has been contacted about this case. They hope to file criminal charges against the suspect soon. We spoke with a manager at the Target today. We were told he could not answer any questions about the case. Of course, we will let you know as soon as police have arrested their suspect.